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Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.
Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

This is wicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WANT!!
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Nikon D2x
ISO
200
Aperture
f/2.8
Exposure
1/500th
Focal Length
55mm

archiemcphee:

Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.

Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long.

"However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."

[via Fashionably Geek and Gizmodo]

This is wicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WANT!!

moshita:

Green jewelry

"The intentions of many are to display wealth, or to enhance appearance. I question what it is we find sentimental and precious; amongst all the pride and monetary distractions, can we distinguish what we hold close to our heart? I would like to replace the glitz and glamor of the world with simple natural objects, things just could just walk past in an ordinary day.  The simplicity of slowing down to notice how a plant grows, analyze natures universal design patterns, view how the world is constructed.  I would like to re-arrange how we view what is ‘precious’ and open up our eyes to the beauty that is right in front of us. Gems, diamonds and gold come from this earth, and so do insect wings, leaves and lichen. I wonder again… what is precious?

Instead of a piece of jewelry representing money in the weight of gold or karat of diamond, it should be a reminder of our emotions and surroundings. When worn, these treasures remind us of the things that make our heart grow warm, skip a beat, or let us wander into dreams.”

Luana Coonen

Very cute

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McQueen Heritage Grip (2014) by Benedikt Kaul

Our design began on the basis to which stereotypes of yesteryear, those classic men would allow ergonomics as an element to their motorcycle and how far ergonomic design may go so that it would thereby do not encounter a negative attitude at the ‘original’ ‘Triumph‘-drivers. Within this framework, we decided against that perfect ergonomic design and attempted merely possible improvement approaches to filter and implement the most suitable.The question of the material cleared up quickly because our concept of this was given basically. Our target group and their motorcycles stand for something classical, qualitative and noble. In addition, it had to come up to the user’s emotionality and impression. European walnut seemed well suited. The choice of material was also critical to the design of the entire grip: the clearest possible edges and little radii so as not to mitigate the aesthetic value of the wood. The ‘McQueen Heritage Grip' is a collector's item that completely reflects the spirit of that tried and true.


Oh God this is gorgeous!
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McQueen Heritage Grip (2014) by Benedikt Kaul

Our design began on the basis to which stereotypes of yesteryear, those classic men would allow ergonomics as an element to their motorcycle and how far ergonomic design may go so that it would thereby do not encounter a negative attitude at the ‘original’ ‘Triumph‘-drivers. Within this framework, we decided against that perfect ergonomic design and attempted merely possible improvement approaches to filter and implement the most suitable.The question of the material cleared up quickly because our concept of this was given basically. Our target group and their motorcycles stand for something classical, qualitative and noble. In addition, it had to come up to the user’s emotionality and impression. European walnut seemed well suited. The choice of material was also critical to the design of the entire grip: the clearest possible edges and little radii so as not to mitigate the aesthetic value of the wood. The ‘McQueen Heritage Grip' is a collector's item that completely reflects the spirit of that tried and true.


Oh God this is gorgeous!
Zoom Info
worclip:

McQueen Heritage Grip (2014) by Benedikt Kaul

Our design began on the basis to which stereotypes of yesteryear, those classic men would allow ergonomics as an element to their motorcycle and how far ergonomic design may go so that it would thereby do not encounter a negative attitude at the ‘original’ ‘Triumph‘-drivers. Within this framework, we decided against that perfect ergonomic design and attempted merely possible improvement approaches to filter and implement the most suitable.The question of the material cleared up quickly because our concept of this was given basically. Our target group and their motorcycles stand for something classical, qualitative and noble. In addition, it had to come up to the user’s emotionality and impression. European walnut seemed well suited. The choice of material was also critical to the design of the entire grip: the clearest possible edges and little radii so as not to mitigate the aesthetic value of the wood. The ‘McQueen Heritage Grip' is a collector's item that completely reflects the spirit of that tried and true.


Oh God this is gorgeous!
Zoom Info
worclip:

McQueen Heritage Grip (2014) by Benedikt Kaul

Our design began on the basis to which stereotypes of yesteryear, those classic men would allow ergonomics as an element to their motorcycle and how far ergonomic design may go so that it would thereby do not encounter a negative attitude at the ‘original’ ‘Triumph‘-drivers. Within this framework, we decided against that perfect ergonomic design and attempted merely possible improvement approaches to filter and implement the most suitable.The question of the material cleared up quickly because our concept of this was given basically. Our target group and their motorcycles stand for something classical, qualitative and noble. In addition, it had to come up to the user’s emotionality and impression. European walnut seemed well suited. The choice of material was also critical to the design of the entire grip: the clearest possible edges and little radii so as not to mitigate the aesthetic value of the wood. The ‘McQueen Heritage Grip' is a collector's item that completely reflects the spirit of that tried and true.


Oh God this is gorgeous!
Zoom Info

worclip:

McQueen Heritage Grip (2014) by Benedikt Kaul

Our design began on the basis to which stereotypes of yesteryear, those classic men would allow ergonomics as an element to their motorcycle and how far ergonomic design may go so that it would thereby do not encounter a negative attitude at the ‘original’ ‘Triumph‘-drivers. Within this framework, we decided against that perfect ergonomic design and attempted merely possible improvement approaches to filter and implement the most suitable.

The question of the material cleared up quickly because our concept of this was given basically. Our target group and their motorcycles stand for something classical, qualitative and noble. In addition, it had to come up to the user’s emotionality and impression. European walnut seemed well suited. The choice of material was also critical to the design of the entire grip: the clearest possible edges and little radii so as not to mitigate the aesthetic value of the wood. The ‘McQueen Heritage Grip' is a collector's item that completely reflects the spirit of that tried and true.

Oh God this is gorgeous!

makerswomen:

Happy 80th birthday, Gloria Steinem! To celebrate her impact and pay it forward, let’s all be hopeaholics - at least for one day. Put a little hope back in the world today and share what gives you hope. Using #hopeaholic.
#GloriaSteinem #80 #HappyBirthday #feminism #womensmovement #womenshistorymonth

You go woman!! Thank you for all your help with putting women’s rights in everyone’s faces!!  Thank you thank you thank you!!

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